BAY Neutral Sonny Jester Participates on Alternative Mediation Panel

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services construction neutral C.G. “Sonny” Jester, Jr. served this week on a mediation panel at the 5th annual Summit of the Americas in Chicago, Illinois.

During the summit, he joined four other industry leaders to address global hot topics in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Members of the panel specifically discussed the reintroduction of arbitration in construction, the expert witness and conflict avoidance.

Mr. Jester brings to BAY more than 25 years of experience in representing various parties, including contractors, vendors and design professionals, in a variety of construction disputes. Currently, he is the Director of Dispute Advisory Services at Gleeds USA, who served as a sponsor of the event.

Hosted annually by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Summit of the Americas is a platform where global decision-makers from across the region address critical topics in real estate, facilities management, business valuation, and construction sectors. For more information on RICS, please visit their website.

Founded in 2002, BAY Mediation and Arbitration Services, LLC, is one of the fastest growing alternative dispute resolution companies in Georgia. We now have 30 conference rooms after a recent 4,000 square foot addition. Our panel of neutrals consists of arbitrators and mediators with diverse backgrounds, and styles, who provide practical solutions in a variety of civil litigation areas. A majority of our 28 neutrals have at least 25 years or more of legal and/or judicial experience, have tried numerous cases and have been involved as litigants and neutrals in thousands of cases. We provide efficient, effective and quality dispute resolutions services. For more information or to schedule a mediation or arbitration with our neutrals, call our scheduling coordinator at (678) 222-0248 or by scheduling online at We look forward to meeting your needs as well as the needs of your clients.